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March for Meals Community Champions

March 22, 2019

It’s March for Meals week again! And what exactly is this you may ask? The March for Meals campaign has been an annual tradition to bring awareness to Meals on Wheels programs across North America. During the week of March 18th to the 22nd 2019, Meals on Wheels programs collaborate with community organizations, local governments […]

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Serving up ‘More than Just a Meal’ in both official languages!

February 20, 2019

The former city of Vanier, now an Ottawa neighbourhood east of the Rideau River, is where the majority of our francophone clients call home. Meals on wheels has been a designated bilingual organization since 1999 and is made up of approximately 19% of clients who identify as francophone or bilingual. In our most recent Annual […]

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Delivering to younger adults

January 31, 2019

When you think about the Meals on Wheels’ clientele, you probably first think of frail seniors. And that is one big portion of our clientele, but we also serve adults with disabilities, adults convalescing from a hospital stay and adults with chronic illnesses. In Ontario, approximately 16.5% of the population has a mobility disability.[1] The […]

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Winter Warriors: Meals on Wheels volunteers brave Ottawa’s harshest season with a smile

January 24, 2019

As temperatures drop and snow piles up, the weather in Ottawa can certainly be daunting in the winter. It’s more challenging to get out and about, especially for the clients we serve who may have disabilities and mobility issues.  At this time of year it’s especially important to be receiving a hot meal at lunchtime. […]

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A very special delivery

December 28, 2018

Christmas has come and gone and what a success it was! There were no shortage of volunteers and this year we had 55 volunteers deliver 117 meals to our clients at home.  A turkey dinner with all the fixings was graciously prepared by the team at the Newport Restaurant.  Moe Atallah, and now his daughter […]

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